And, after five years, survivor rates for TNBC are better than for non-TNBC. So, yay there!
I was in the article's sidebar, which focused on the fact that the disease is far less ominous than some think. My mantra: Most women survive TNBC and go on to live long, meaningful lives. I am seven years past diagnosis, and I know many women who are several decades past. So take that, TNBC. My favorite quote in the entire piece is in this sidebar, from Lisa Carey, M.D., of the University of North Carolina, who has an impressive record of TNBC research:
“People go online and Google TNBC, and they see all these scary stories. But a half-inch, node-negative TNBC tumor is not high risk, no matter what.”
• Read more about TNBC in my book, Surviving Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.